10 Tips to Fight SAD (seasonal affective)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), aka the ‘Winter Blues’, is a temporary type of winter depression where you feel depressed in the Fall and Winter months when daylight hours are limited, but feel better in the Spring and Summer.  SAD affects approximately three million people in the US, with women being 4 times as likely as men to experience symptoms. It primarily affects those living in northern states and Alaska, and is rare in southern states like Florida.  Symptoms & Causes As the dayligh...

Tangerine is a Machine!

Tangerine is a machine! It's a powerhouse fruit and essential oil, and who doesn't love the scent and taste of fresh tangerines?  Did you know that Tangerine EO (Citrus Reticulata) is a powerful immune system booster and antioxidant? It also helps to dissolve cholesterol gallstones, and supports and reverses damage in your liver and pancr...

Need a little love?

Need a little love? Seriously, who doesn't these days? Feeling loved and valued gives true meaning to life, making us all feel safe, secure and connected. Showing love to yourself and others creates a sense of contentment, fulfillment and purpose, and love is the glue that bonds everyone and everything together. Roses symbolize love and affection, and have been cultivated for thousands of years due to their heavenly scent and beauty. Rose (Rosa Damascena) essential oil has one of the highest energetic frequencies (vibrations) on Earth, and provides powerful emotional and physical support. When using it for emotional issues, simply inhaling the aroma brings a ...

Feeling Overwhelmed? - 7 things to do right now

Feeling overwhelmed? You're definitely not alone my friend.   Overwhelm can be defined as being 'buried or drowning beneath a huge mass' of circumstances, obligations, or feelings beyond your control. It's not just one thing, it's everything: Your family, finances, friends, work, chores, the news, and everyone is feeling the pressure. Nothing is normal anymore.  You may feel that so much is weighing you down, or crashing down on you, that you can't get away. You can't breathe, or take a break. And the stress can feel unbearable.  I've been there, and feeling anxious is no joke. I've discovered a few things that help me work thro...

Get a Good Night’s Sleep without Drugs

The foundation for vibrant health starts with getting a night of restful sleep. Sounds easy enough, but for many people it’s just not possible, or even imaginable without taking a sleeping pill. And the side effects the next morning can be worse than not sleeping at all. Fortunately, there are several things that actually work to help you get a good night’s sleep without drugs, and here are a few that help me, especially if I’m feeling a little anxious or nervous before bedtime. You know the ‘rules’ about not eating a big meal or drinking a lot of alcohol within 2-3 hours of going to bed, so this is a given. Don’t watch scary movies, the news, violent shows or video games right before bed. There’s also the whole ‘blue light’ and EMF ...

5 Benefits of Taking Fiber Daily

We hear about the importance of including fiber in our diets all the time, but getting enough fiber from your diet may be difficult, even if you’re eating a mostly clean, whole food diet. Fiber is the indigestible part of the plant that is essential in moving the food you eat through your digestive tract. Dietary fiber comes in 2 forms: Soluble fiber, which dissolves easily in water, creating a gel-l...

5 Best Ways to Stop Feeling Anxious

I know a little something about feeling anxious, and let me just say it sucks. Some days I can feel it creeping up on me, trying to take over and shut me down. And it seems to come out of nowhere, when everything else is going great, then BAM! It lets me know it’s still there, and it tries to make me feel stupid and ashamed. Obviously something is wrong with me if I can’t keep it under control, right? It’s something I’ve dealt with and managed for over 10 years, and now I’m sharing my top 5 best ways to stop feeling anxious, or maybe 6 ways. My suggestions are from a more holistic, natural, non-medicated approach that’s worked for me. Hopefully you will find something that resonates with you, or something...